Venterra owns 51 apartment communities in twelve US cities, home to more than 26,000 residents and 12,000 pets. We are passionately committed to delivering amazing customer experiences, improving the lives of our employees, and bettering the communities that surround us.
How to Get Hired
We asked Venterra Realty Management Company for some inside information on how to get hired at the organization. Here is what they had to say.
What key characteristics tell you a prospective employee will be a great fit for your company?
Building a values-based culture has been a focus from the day Venterra was formed. Creating an amazing culture requires hiring only those who exemplify and live our values: Honesty and Integrity, Humility, Never Ending Pursuit of Excellence, Team First, Candor and Openness, and Unparalleled Service Excellence. We believe a candidate will be a great fit for our company if they possess these values. While we understand the importance of setting people up for success, we have always said that values alignment takes priority over technical skills. We can train technical skills but we cannot train the values. To assess culture fit we have implemented a culture fit assessment into our recruiting efforts, and we assess candidate interactions with future co-workers and reactions to live situations by moving the interview out of the boardroom and into the field. We also discuss the importance of our core values with every candidate.
What can prospective employees do to get your attention?
Our in-depth training provides employees with the skills they need to be successful in their role, but our recruiting and interviewing process is responsible for ensuring they’re a fit for our culture. A combination of techniques that include candidate testing, video screening over Skype, “out of the office” interviews, lunches with prospective team members, and an objective culture fit assessment that incorporates input from multiple managers allow candidates to display the traits that are most correlated to success on our team. The prospective employees who aren’t afraid to show us what genuinely motivates them are the ones that get our attention. We’re looking for candid, passionate, innovative, and caring individuals with a drive for truly making a difference in the lives of others. And of course, we are looking for employees that we believe are aligned with our core values and exemplify them in their everyday personal and professional lives.
Are there any positions or types of candidates you are particularly focused on hiring in this coming year?
The world has changed so much in the last few years. The acceleration of how much technology is impacting business is breathtaking. Recognizing this, we must hire individuals who embrace technology to ensure our long-term competitiveness. In the next year, we are focused on recruiting prospective employees who possess and have a desire to advance their technology skills. The skills we are focused on cover a broad spectrum including social media, collaborative tools such as Google Sheets, Office 365, Skype for Business, advanced Excel skills, WordPress, open source machine learning languages, and the ability to program using SQL. While we are first a Real Estate company, it is important to recognize that every company must think more like a software company, and to do so, we need to have employees that can embrace this philosophy.
What should interested candidates do to find out more and get started?
Candidates interested in a career with Venterra are encouraged to read up on our biggest strengths and weaknesses according to the people who know us best. The anonymous reviews from our employees and candidates on Glassdoor (glassdoor.com) can help potential applicants ensure we’re the right fit for them and vice versa. Before applying from our website (http://jobs.venterra.com/) candidates should also take the time to review our employee perks, check out all the resident and employee WOW moments that we’ve created by virtually flipping through our WOW Book (http://bit.ly/2mwALcX,) and sign up for our blog, “The Venterra Skinny,” for an ongoing and in-depth look at life working at Venterra. For even more engagement, candidates should connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, and YouTube.